November 7, 2016

Last day to withdrawal

Today is the last day students can withdraw from a fall semester course. Students will have access to withdraw through GoWMU until 11:59 p.m. tonight. Students who are unable to access the registration system due to a hold on their account can withdraw in the Registrar's Office. If the student is not on campus, please have them contact our office at (269) 387-4300 for assistance.
After tonight, withdrawal from a course will only be permitted through the hardship panel withdrawal process of GAPDAC. Documentation will be required and the Hardship Panel will determine if a hardship exists and a withdrawal is warranted. Students initiate the hardship withdraw process through the Ombudsman's Office.

fall 2017 schedule edits

The department working reports for Fall 2017 are available in Cognos. Banner access has been granted to update Fall 2017 sections only, changes for the Fall 2016, Spring, Summer I and Summer II 2017 should be submitted using section change forms. Working reports are not due this round; however, all changes should be completed in Banner no later than 5 p.m. on December 2.

reverse transfer

Western Michigan University has reverse transfer agreements in place with all 28 Michigan community colleges. Through reverse transfer students can receive an associate degree by combining credits completed at WMU with credits earned at the community college.

Last week the Registrar’s Office sent an email to 281 students eligible for review under reverse transfer. Student eligibility is based on the number of credits completed at WMU and the number of credits transferred from the partnering community college. A total of 2,902 former community college students have been contacted by WMU since our first reverse transfer agreement was signed in 2012.

Additional information on reverse transfer and a list of our current partners can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.

fun facts

In October, 9,000 undergraduate students logged in to Degree Works.  This was a new Degree Works record and a 24% increase from October 2015.

Upcoming dates

  • November 7—Last day to withdraw from classes
  • November 23—Thanksgiving recess - classes dismissed at noon; University open until 5 p.m.
  • December 12-16—Final exam week
  • December 17—Semester ends; Commencement
  • December 20—Final grades are due by noon